TREASURE TREES

#029 Mimosa (Mimosa tenuiflora)

Little is known about the history of this tree, it achieved Treasure Tree status in 1994. Mimosa trees are common around Charlotte, they flower all summer long until November. However, they are invasive and spread through root suckers and abundant seeds. They have a short life span and have a high susceptibility to disease.

Statistics (1994)

  • Circumference (In.): 59"
  • Height (Ft.): 63'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 62'
  • Total Points: 138

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Martin
  • Year Added: 1994
  • Owned By: Wojciech and Megan Dyszkiewicz
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Closeburn-Glenkirk
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property/li>
  • Ecological Value: The same size Mimosa provides significantly less benefits annually ($60) than a native Willow Oak ($270) of the same size. The Willow Oak would divert more stormwater runoff, conserve more energy, and provide more leaf surface area. It pays to plant non-invasive trees!
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